December 16, 2019 – Brother Doug McKay, Business Manager/Financial Secretary of Local 258 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, reports the Union’s bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement for the Union’s members who work at BC Hydro across the province.
“The Union’s bargaining committee secured significant contract language improvements as well as benefit increases in a three-year agreement,” says McKay. “Limitations imposed by the government’s economic mandate for public sector workers affected our ability to negotiate anything above the 2% annual wage increase. We will be discussing the details of the tentative agreement with our membership over the upcoming weeks and they will have the opportunity to ratify the new contract with a vote early in the new year.”
Negotiations have been ongoing since April with the previous contract expiring at the end of March, 2019.
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Local 258 IBEW represents more than 4,000 members who work in the electric utility, private powerline, traffic control, utility arborist and electrical manufacturing industries in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, including more than 2,000 skilled trades workers at BC Hydro, a provincial crown corporation.